Facebook and Instagram Bans Trump Until End of Term

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that it has blocked President Trump’s official Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely in the aftermath of the recent mob riot by alleged Trump supporters at the U.S Capitol. The ban may last until the end of his Presidential term or until a “peaceful transition of power is complete.” Many have voiced concerns about Trump’s misuse of various social media platforms that incites violence and discord. Twitter has also frozen his account for 12 hours on Wednesday and may permanently suspend it if he continues to violate Twitter guidelines.

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CBS News:  Zuckerberg said, Mr. Trump used the platform to “incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.”

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According to CBS News, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that President Trump will no longer be able to use his official Facebook and Instagram accounts after the social media giant indefinitely banned him following the violent protests at the U.S. Capitol, at least through the end of his presidential term.

“The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden,” Zuckerberg said.

Twitter on Wednesday froze the president’s account for 12 hours and required him to take down tweets that repeated false claims about the election. The company said if Mr. Trump continues to violate Twitter rules he could be permanently suspended.